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223 Reloading Center

.223/5.56 Ammunition Reloading Supplies

The most popular rifle cartridge in the United States is the 223 Remington, which for the military is known as the 5.56x45 cartridge (also known as the 5.56 NATO). These two, the 223 and 5.56 share the same outside dimensions, as well as the bullet. Most people think the 22 caliber 223 Remington (and 5.56) use a .223 diameter bullet, but that is not the case, they actually use a .224 diameter bullet. The big difference between these two is the 5.56 rifle has a slightly longer throat (.125"), which allows for an additional grain of powder. If a 5.56 NATO loaded round is placed in a standard 223 rifle, the shorter throat causes the pressure to build to over 65,000 PSI, which is much higher than the rated 223 pressure of 55,000 PSI. The case of the 5.56 may be slightly thicker to allow for the higher pressure. 5.56 military brass has a crimped primer, however the 5.56 civilian brass does not.

Common bullet weights for the .223 bullets are from 40 grain to 90 grain, with the 55 grains being the most common. Obviously, the lighter the bullet, the faster it travels, which makes it ideal for varmint hunting. The heavier the bullet, the greater the need for more accuracy, so a faster twist is needed. Normally a 1:12 twist for a 55 grain bullet is sufficient, however 1:7 is much for a heaver bullet, such as a 70 grain+.

For plinking, the king is the 55 grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bullets, these are the most common bullets on the market, made from everyone from Berry’s, Hornady, Speer, etc. But for hunting and other uses the VMAX bullets from Hornady are a good choice. With Match Kings from Sierra being a great investment too.

Below are our 223 reloading supplies we currently supply, with those in stock shown at the top of the listing. Some such as Berrys and Hornady are bulk 223 bullets for reloading.

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223/5.56 Brass | Bullet Casings | Once Fired | Cleaned | MultiColored pk/100

OFB.BO.223-MC
♦ 223 brass and 5.56 brass mixed
♦ Washed and polished .223 Brass
♦ Boxer Primer pockets
♦ No aluminum or steel
♦ 2% - 3% additional added to each package of 223/556 brass
♦ High quality reloadable 223 Casing
From $6.39

223/5.56 Brass | Bullet Casings | Once Fired | Cleaned pk/100

OFB.BO.223
♦ 223 brass and 5.56 brass mixed
♦ Washed and polished .223 Brass
♦ Boxer Primer pockets
♦ No aluminum or steel
♦ 2% - 3% additional added to each package of 223/556 brass
♦ High quality reloadable 223 Casing
From $7.65

223/5.56 Nickel | Bullet Casings | Once Fired | Cleaned pk/100

OFB.BO.223-NKL
♦ 223 Once Fired Nickel Brass
♦ Washed and polished 223 Range Brass
♦ Cases for 223 Reloading Nickel
♦ Boxer Primer pockets
♦ No aluminum or steel
♦ 2% - 3% additional added to each package of 223 Nickel Plated
♦ High quality Reloading 223 Nickel Plated Cases

Berrys .223 REM/5.56 100 Round Flip Top Ammo Box

BER.XX.223-100
Berrys 100 round flip top ammo box for 223. Colors may vary from picture shown.
$4.50

Berrys 223 (.224) 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Bullets pk/100

BER.PC.224-055-FMJ
♦ .224 diameter; 223 Caliber
♦ 223 bullets for sale in a 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
♦ Copper Jacketed, use standard load data
♦ Great for reloading 223 ammo
THIS IS NOT READY TO FIRE AMMUNITION!
♦ Bulk packaged
From $11.79

Berrys 405 .223 REM/5.56 50 Round Flip-top Ammo Box

BER.XX.223-050
Berrys 50 round flip top ammo box for 223. Colors may vary from picture shown.
$4.50

Hodgdon CFE 223 Smokeless Powder 1 lb

HOD.WW.CFE223-1LB
♦ Rifle/223 Smokeless Powder
♦ Spherical Double Base
♦ Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
♦ Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
♦ Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
$38.00

Hornady 223 55 Grain FMJ Bullets pk/100

HRN.PC.224-055-FMJ
♦ .224 diameter; 223 Caliber
♦ 223 bullets for sale in a 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
♦ Copper Jacketed, use standard load data
♦ Great for reloading 223 ammo
THIS IS NOT READY TO FIRE AMMUNITION!
♦ Bulk packaged
From $14.40

Hornady 223 75 Grain Match BTHP Bullets pk/100

HRN.PC.224-075-BTHP
♦ Diameter .224
♦ Bullet Type Jacketed
♦ Grains 75
♦ Bullet Tip Boat Tail Hollow Point
♦ 22 Cal .224 75 grain BTHP Bullets
What you see is what you get, it is NOT ammo, it can NOT be "shot"
    You must "reload" it with powder, primers with brass casing
$28.25

Hornady 223 068 Grain BTHP Bullets pk/100

HRN.PC.224-068-BTHP
♦ Diameter .224
♦ Bullet Type Jacketed
♦ Grains 68
♦ Bullet Tip Boat Tail Hollow Point
♦ 22 Cal .224 68 grain BTHP Bullets
What you see is what you get, it is NOT ammo, it can NOT be "shot"
    You must "reload" it with powder, primers with brass casing
$26.75

Hornady 223 Bullets 088 Grain ELDM pk/100

HRN.PC.224-088-ELDM
♦ Diameter .224
♦ Bullet Type Jacketed
♦ Grains 88
♦ Bullet Tip Polymer Tip Boat Tail
♦ 22 Cal .224 88 grain PTBT Bullets
What you see is what you get, it is NOT ammo, it can NOT be "shot"
    You must "reload" it with powder, primers with brass casing

Lee Precision Decap Pin 223 w/expander

LEE.DP.90022
Decap Pin 223 Lee w/expander

Sierra MatchKing 223 77 Grain BT HP Bullets pk/50

SER.PC.224-077-MK
223 Caliber Bullets 77 HPBT Match Sierra 7" to 8" Twist Only
$26.50

Case Length Gauge and Holder for Trimmer 223 Rem - Lee

LEE.SG.90114
Lee 223 REM and 223 Ackley Improved Case Length Gauge is a precise, easy way to trim to length and square the case mouth. Used with the Cutter and Lock Stud or Zip Trim.
$10.20
Out of Stock

Frontier 223 Caliber 55 Grain FP Bullets pk/100

FMP.PC.224-055-FP
♦ .224 diameter
♦ 55 Grain Flat Point
♦ Complete Metal Jacket (CMJ), use FMJ load data
THIS IS NOT READY TO FIRE AMMUNITION!
♦ Bulk packaged
$11.40
Out of Stock

Hodgdon CFE 223 Smokeless Powder 8 lb

HOD.WW.CFE223-8LB
♦ Rifle/223 Smokeless Powder
♦ Spherical Double Base
♦ Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
♦ Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
♦ Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
$199.00
Out of Stock

Hornady 223 62 Grain FMJ Bullets pk/100

HRN.PC.224-062-FMJ
♦ Diameter .224
♦ Bullet Type Jacketed
♦ Grains 62
♦ Bullet Tip Full Metal Jacket
♦ 22 Cal .224 62 grain FMJ Bullets
What you see is what you get, it is NOT ammo, it can NOT be "shot"
    You must "reload" it with powder, primers with brass casing
$20.00
Out of Stock

Hornady 223 75 Grain BT HP w/Cannelure Bullets pk/100

HRN.PC.224-075-BTHPC
♦ Diameter .224
♦ Bullet Type Jacketed
♦ Grains 75
♦ Bullet Tip Boat Tail Hollow Point
♦ 22 Cal .224 75 grain BTHP Bullets
What you see is what you get, it is NOT ammo, it can NOT be "shot"
    You must "reload" it with powder, primers with brass casing
$27.75
Out of Stock

Hornady 223 caliber 045 Grain SP Bullets pk/100

HRN.PC.224-045-SP
♦ Diameter .224
♦ Bullet Type Jacketed
♦ Grains 45
♦ Bullet Tip Spire Point
♦ 22 Cal .224 45 grain SP Bullets
What you see is what you get, it is NOT ammo, it can NOT be "shot"
    You must "reload" it with powder, primers with brass casing
$22.00
Out of Stock

Lee Precision Dies Factory Crimp 223 Rem

LEE.DO.90817
Dies Factory Crimp 223 Rem - Lee
$17.50
Out of Stock

Lee Precision Dies Set 223 Pacesetter

LEE.DS.90502
Die Set 223 Pacesetter - Lee
$41.25
Out of Stock

Lee Precision Dies Sizing Full Length 223

LEE.DO.91035
Dies Sizing Full Length 223 - Lee
$23.00
Out of Stock

Lee Precision Ultimate Dies Set 223

LEE.DS.90694
4 Die Set 223 Ultimate - Lee
$62.50
Out of Stock

Sierra 223 Caliber 50 Grain BlitzKing Bullets pk/100

SER.PC.224-050-BK
223 Caliber Bullets 050 gr Sierra BlitzKing
$32.00
Out of Stock

Sierra 223 Caliber 52 Grain MatchKing Bullets pk/100

SER.PC.224-052-MK
223 Caliber Bullets 052 gr Sierra MatchKing
$26.50
Out of Stock

Sierra 223 Caliber Bullets 069 Grain HPBT MK pk/100

SER.PC.224-069-HP-MK
22 Caliber Bullets 069 grain HPBT MK Sierra
$32.50
Out of Stock

Squirrel Daddy Decapping Pin 223 Hardened Steel - 1ea

SQD.DP.24114
Decapping and depriming Pin Straight Tip- Squirrel Daddy
$12.50
Out of Stock

Starline Reloading New 223 Brass pk/100

STR.BN.223
♦ New 223 Brass cases
♦ Boxer Primer pockets
♦ High quality brass cases
♦ Bulk packaged
$26.25
Out of Stock

USED - Dies - 2 die set - 223 Remington - Lyman

LYM.DS.7457111-USED
USED - Dies - 2 die set - 223 Remington - Lyman
$9.70
Out of Stock

USED- Quick Trim Die and Deluxe Power Quick Trim Case Trimmer - 223 Remington - Lee

LEE.SC.90179-USED
USED- Quick Trim Die and Deluxe Power Quick Trim Case Trimmer - 223 Remington - Lee
$25.00
Out of Stock